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CASUALTIES OF THE BOMBING OF PLYMOUTH

 

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Please note: 

These casualty lists are presented in alphabetical order of surnames. Where several people have the same surname, first names are also presented in alphabetical order. Consequently, members of the same family will not be presented as a group. The phrases "see above" and "see below" indicate when a person belongs to a family group.

 

Plymouth women firefighters

©Dermot P. Fitzgerald

A wonderful photographer who, regardless of the risk to himself, went out and about during raids on Plymouth and succeeded in creating a unique photographic record of the City in its agony

 

On 21 April 1941, 10,000 incendiary bombs alone were dropped on the City of Plymouth, which was already reeling under the attacks of March. The logistics for those in charge of firefighting were horrendous. Fires spread rapidly through the shopping centres and often took days to put out. The Army and the Navy brought in their local resources to help but it soon became clear that far more assistance was needed. Within hours of the first fire attack, firefighters, both regular and voluntary, were being rushed in from as far away as Birmingham, London, Swindon, Bristol and Salisbury as well as from other parts of Devon and Cornwall.

It was very dangerous work as these casualty lists show. The City centre buildings were largely Victorian and prone to collapse, raining whole walls on to those below, but these brave men and women worked heroically for hours on end, snatching only the briefest of respites when the WVS brought round mugs of tea.

Remembered below are Bernard Jasper, Ellis Jones and William Lucas - others are to be found on every page of this listing.

 

HAROLD JACKMAN
Civilian. Harold Claude Jackman. Son of the late William Henry Jackman and Ellen Jackman (née Avery) of Devonia, Cross Park, Crownhill. Born in Plympton in the December Quarter of 1914. Injured 20 March 1941 outside the telephone exchange at Ebrington Ope; died 21 March 1941 at the Prince of Wales Hospital aged 26.
ALFRED JACOBS
Civilian. Alfred George Jacobs of 37 Haddington Road, Stoke. Husband of Irene Jacobs (née Syme); father of George (see below). Born in 1876. Died 21 March 1941 at 37 Haddington Road aged 65.
GEORGE JACOBS
Child. George Westley Thomas Jacobs of 37 Haddington Road, Stoke. Son of Alfred (see above) and Irene Jacobs (see below). Died 21 March 1941 at 37 Haddington Road aged 9.
IRENE JACOBS
Civilian. Irene Jacobs (née Syme) of 37 Haddington Road, Stoke. Wife of Alfred George Jacobs; mother of George (see above). Died 21 March 1941 at 37 Haddington Road aged 50.
ALBERT JAGO
Civilian. Albert Francis Jago of 50 Chapel Street, Devonport, Son of Albert and Mary Jago. Born in Devonport in the June Quarter of 1904. Died 23 April 1941 at Market Street aged 38.
DOREEN JAGO
Civilian. Doreen May Jago (née Percy) of 15 Market Street. Daughter of Mr and Mrs B Percy of 9 Third Avenue, Stoke; wife of George B. Jago. Born in Plymouth in the December Quarter of 1916. Died 6 November 1940 at King's Road aged 24.
FRANK JAGO
Civilian. Frank Reginald Jago of 39 Cattedown Road. Son of Samuel and Maria  Jago.  Born in Egg Buckland in the March Quarter of 1870.  Injured 7 July 1940 at 39 Cattedown Road; died 16 July 1940 at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Greenban, aged 70.
EMMA JANSON
Civilian. Emma Janson of 63 Haddington Road, Stoke. Daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Stone of Becklow Road, Shepherd's Bush, London; widow of William Frederick James. Died 16 November 1941 aged 66. 
BERNARD JASPER
Civilian Fireman   of Saltash Auxiliary Fire Service. Son of William B. Jago and the late Gertrude Jago (née Bennett) of 61 Fore Street, Saltash. Born in Saltash in the March Quarter of 1914. Died 22 April 1941 at King Street, Devonport aged 27.
ALICE JENKINS
Civilian Auxiliary Nurse. Alice Mary Jenkins of 12 Torrington Place. Born in 1873. Died 28 April 1941 at Montrose Terrace aged 68.
THOMAS JERVIS
Civilian.. Thomas Jervis of 4 Osborne Place. Died 20 March 1941 at Stoke Military Hospital aged 47.
ARCHIE JEWELL
Civilian. Archie John Jewell of 2 Queen Cottages, Queen Street. Husband of Amelia Jewell (née Perkins). Born in Barnsley in the December Quarter of 1876. Died 21 March 1941 at 2 Queen's Cottages aged 64. 
WILLIAM JOHNSON
Civilian Fire Guard. William George Johnson of 41 Langstone Road, Peverell.  Husband of Maud Rebecca Johnson (née Weightman). Born in 1882 in Devonport. Died 16 November at 41 Langstone Road aged 61.
ELLIS JONES
Civilian. Dockyard Fire Squad Leader. Ellis William Jones of 44 Wolseley Road, Ford. Husband of Hilda Frances Jones (née Speight). Injured 21 April 1941 at HM Dockyard; died 22 April 1941 at the Royal Naval Hospital aged 61.
SAMUEL JONES
Civilian. Samuel Charles Jones of 9 Moxley Street. Son of Laura Mary Arscott (formerly Jones, née Ross). Born in Plymouth in the December Quarter of 1923. Died 23 March 1941 at Union Street aged 17.
ALAN JONES-BURNELL
Child. Alan Jones-Burnell of Ford House. Devonport. Died 20 March 1941 at the City Hospital aged 2.
SAMUEL JOSLIN
Civilian. Samuel John Joslin of 6 Laira Bridge Road. Died 21 March 1941 at 6 Laira Bridge Road aged 66.
CYRIL JOY
Civilian. Cyril Francis Joy of 17 Melville Road, Ford, Devonport. Husband of Sarah Evelyn (or Evelyn Sarah as registered at the GRO) Joy (née Boon) (see below). Born in Southwark in the September Quarter of 1899. Died at 17 Melville Road 12 August 1941 aged 44.
SARAH JOY
Civilian. Sarah Evelyn Joy (née Boon) of 17 Melville Road, Ford, Devonport. Daughter of the late James Boon and Maud Boon; husband of Cyril Francis Joy (see above). Born in Sherford in the June Quarter of 1907. Died 12 August 1943 at 17 Melville Road aged 37.
WILLIAM JOY
Civilian. William Ewart Joy of 104 Hotspur Terrace. Son of Frederick and Emma Joy of 11 Bascott, Wallisdown, Bournemouth. Born in Bridport in the March Quarter of 1897. Died 12 August 1943 at 104 Hotspur Avenue aged 46.  
ELLEN KEEFE
Civilian Ellen Keefe ( aka Nellie, née Adams) of 87 Cattedown Road. Wife of Mark Keefe (see below). Born in Wandsworth in the March Quarter of 1873. Died 7 July 1940 at 87 Cattedown Road aged 60. 
MARK KEEFE
Civilian. Mark Keefe of 87 Cattedown Road. Husband of Ellen Keefe. Died 7 July 1940 at 87 Cattedown Road aged 65.
SYDNEY KELEY
Civilian. Sydney Ernest Keley of 9 Tabley Road, Holloway, London. Son of Louis and Alice Keley. Born in St. Pancras in the December Quarter of 1904. Died 22 April 1941 at Oxford Place aged 36. 
EDGAR KELLAWAY
Civilian. Edgar Ernest Kellaway of 5 Constantine Street. Son of William and Mary Kellway;  husband of Mabel Elsie Violet Kellaway (née Crocker). Born in Plymouth  in the December Quarter of 1884. Died 20 March 1941 at 5 Constantine Street aged 57.
MABEL KELLAWAY
Civilian. Mabel Elsie Violet Kellaway (née Crocker) of 5 Constantine Street. Daughter of John and Sarah Crocker; wife of Edgar Kellaway (see above); mother of Margaret Kellaway (see below).  Born in Plymouth in the June Quarter of 1883. Died 20 March 1941 at 5 Constantine Street aged 58. 
MARGARET KELLAWAY
Civilian. Margaret Joan Kellaway of 5 Constantine Street. Daughter of Edgar Ernest (see above) and Mabel Elsie Violet Kellaway (née Crocker) (see above). Born in Devonport in the June Quarter of 1920. Died 20 March 1941 at 5 Constantine Street aged 20.
GEORGE KELLOND
Civilian. George Kellond of 102 Hotspur Terrace. Died at 102  Hotspur Terrace 12 August 1941  aged 69.
CHARLES KELLY
Civilian. Charles Robert Kelly of 21 John Street, Devonport. Died at 7 Moon Street 30 April 1941 aged 67.
EMILY KELLY
Civilian. Nurse Emily Helen Kelly. Daughter of William H. and Ellen Kelly of 82 Ocean Street, Keyham, Devonport. Born in Devonport in the December Quarter of 1903. Died at the City Hospital 20 March 1941 aged 37.
JOHN KELLY
Civilian. John Kelly of 40 Baring Street. Son of John Kelly of 23 Mallock Road, Chelston, Torquay. and of the late Elizabeth Kelly; husband of Annie Kelly (née Hocking). Died at 49 Baring Street 23 April 1941 aged 60.
JEAN KENNARD
Child. Jean Kennard of 36 Penrose Street. Daughter of Sergeant A. E. Kennard of the Royal Army Service Corps and his wife Lilly (see below). Died at Penrose Avenue 21 March 1941 aged 3.
LILY KENNARD
Civilian. Lily Rose Kennard of 36 Penrose Street. Daughter of the late CharlesYearling and Ethel Yearling (née Veale) of 5 Hastings Street; wife of Sergeant A. E. Kennard of the Royal Army Service Corps; mother of Jean (see above). Born in Plymouth in the September Quarter of 1912. Died at Penrose Avenue 21 March 1941 aged 28.
WILLIAM KERSWILL
William James Kerswill of 30 Balmoral Avenue. Son of William and Jane Kerswill; husband of Emily Kerswill (née Lakeman) (Registered as Kerswill). Born in Stoke Damerel in the March Quarter of 1871 (registered as Kerswell).  Died  at 30 Balmoral Avenue 29 April 1941 aged 70.
JOAN KIRKE
Civilian member of the Women's Voluntary Service. Joan Kirke of 18 Leigham Street, The Hoe. Wife of C. Edward Kirke. Died 16 Leigham Street 20 March 1941 aged 25.
JOSEPH KNIGHT
Civilian. Joseph Knight of 1 Sussex Terrace. Husband of Muriel Kate Knight (née Oatley) (see below) and father of Terence (see below). Died at 1 Sussex Terrace 21 March 1941 aged 32.
MARIA KNIGHT
Civilian. Maria Mary Lily Knight of 11 Belle Vue. Daughter of the late George and Ann Emily Sophia Knight of 39 York Street. Born in the March Quarter of 1869.  Died at 11 Belle Vue 21 July 1940 aged 70.
MURIEL KNIGHT
Civilian. Muriel Kate Knight (née Oatley) of 1 Sussex Terrace. Wife of Joseph Knight (see above) and mother of Terence (see below). Born in Bridgend  in the September Quarter of 1930. Died at 1 Sussex Terrace 21 March 1941 aged 31.
TERENCE  KNIGHT
Child. Terence Clifford William John Knight of 1 Sussex Terrace. Son of Joseph (see above) and Muriel Kate Knight (see above). Died  at 1 Sussex Terrace 21 March 1941 aged 9.
GERALD LAITY
Civilian. Gerald Wilmot Laity Member of the Institue of Electrical Engineers.  Son of George and Mary Laity of Treworrick, St. Ewe, Mevagissey. Born in Mevagissey in the June Quarter of 1921.  Died at the YMCA Air Raid Shelter, Lockyer Street 20 March 1941 aged 20.
WILLIAM LAKE
Civilian. William John Lake of 37b St. Aubyn Street, Devonport. Husband of Annie Dorothy Lake (née Ellis). Born in Devonport in the December Quarter of 1898. Injured at HM Dockyard 29 April 1941; died the same day at the Royal Naval Hospital aged 43.
WILLIAM LAMBLE
Civilian. William Percy Lamble of 15 Lower Polsham Road, Paignton. Husband of Edith Alice Lamble (née Morey). Born in Malborough, nr. Salcombe in the September Quarter of 1890. Died at HM Dockyard 23 April 1941 aged 51.
CHARLOTTE LANGDON
Civilian. Charlotte Langdon (née Becker) of 16 James Street. Wife of James Henry Langdon. Born in Stoke Damerel in the December Quarter of 1865. Died at James Street 12 August 1943 aged 77.
RUTH LANSDALE
Civilian. Ruth Hilda Lansdale (née Knapp) of 18 Torr Crescent, Hartley. Wife of Major Roderick S. Lansdale of the Royal Marines. Born in Plymouth in the December Quarter of 1908. Died at 18 Torr Crescent  22 April 1941 aged 32.
BEATRICE LAUNDER
Civilian. Beatrice  Launder (née Alloway)  of 6 King Gardens. Wife of Harold S. Launder.  Died 21 April 1941 at 6 King Gardens aged 51.
WINIFRED LAWRENCE
Civilian. Winifred Pearl Lawrence of 5D New Street. Daughter of the late Jasper Lawrence and Clara Lawrence (née Govier). Born in Plymouth in the December Quarter of  1912. Died 20 March 1941 at the YMCA Air Raid Shelter, Lockyer Street,aged 28.
HARRY LAZARUS
Civilian. Harry Lazarus of Durnford Street, Stonehouse. Son of William and Gertie Lazarus.  Husband of Lilian M. Lazarus (née Stephens). Born in Plymouth in the March Quarter of 1908. Died 11 September 1940 at Durnford Street aged 32.
BARTLE LEATHLEAN
Civilian. Bartle Leathlean MC; LDS; RCS; FAP Member, of 20 St. Aubyn Street, Devonport. Son of the late Captain James William Leathlean and his wife Mary; husband of Doris Potham Leathlean (née Bennett). Born in Bodmin in the September Quarter of 1893. Died at St. Aubyn Street 21 April 1941 aged 47.
IRENE LEDDEN
Civilian. Irene Harriet May Ledden of 23 Portland Square. Daughter of the late Charles Ledden and Sarah Jane Ledden;  (see below). Born in Plymouth in the September Quarter of 1899. Died 23 April 1941 at Portland Square Air Raid Shelter aged 40.
SARAH LEDDEN
Civilian. Sarah Jane Ledden (née Heath) of 23 Portland Square. wife of the late Charles Ledden and mother of Irene Ledden;  (see above). Died 23 April 1941 at Portland Square Air Raid Shelter aged 40.
ELIZABETH LEIGH
Civilian. Elizabeth Ann Grace Leigh of 47 Baring Street. Daughter of Edward and Emma Leigh (née Ireland); sister of Kate (see below).  Born in Barnstaple in 1874. Died 21 April 1941 at Baring Street aged 67.
KATE LEIGH
Civilian. Kate Leigh of 47 Baring Street. Daughter of Edward and Emma Leigh (née Ireland); sister of Elizabeth (see above). Born in Plymouth in 1880. Died 21 April 1941 at Baring Street aged 61.
DOROTHY LEONARD
Child. Dorothy Hilda Leonard of 1 Hill Park Crescent. Daughter of Alfred L. and Theresa Leonard (née Coppola); sister of Robert (see below). Injured  23 April 1941  at Alton Road Shelter; Died the same day at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Greenbank aged 14.
ROBERT LEONARD
Child. Robert Lewis Leonard of 1 Hill Park Crescent. Son of Alfred  L.  and Theresa Leonard (née Coppola); brother of Dorothy (see above). Injured at Alton Road Shelter 23 April 1941; Died the same day at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Greenbank aged 12 months.
HERBERT LE-PLASTRIER
Civilian. Herbert Merry Le-Plastrier of 3 Cherrywood Court, Cambridge Rd, Teddington Middlesex. Husband of Ethel Frances Le-Plaistrier. Injured 21 March 1941 at 3 Ford Park Road. Died 23 April 1941 at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Greenbank aged 63. 
CARADOC LEWIS
D/SSX 19940 Able Seaman Caradoc Lewis of the Royal Navy, HMS Punjab. Husband of Ellen Lewis (see below; father of William Lewis (see below). Died at 57 Treville St. 21 April 1941. Buried with other military personel in the Weston Mill Cemetery.
ELLEN LEWIS
Civilian. Ellen Lewis of  57 Treville Street. Wife of Able Seaman Caradoc Lewis (see above) of the Royal Navy, HMS Punjab and mother of William Lewis (see below). Died 21 April 1941 at Charles Church Air Raid Shelter aged 18.
HELEN LEWIS
Civilian. Helen Lewis of 6 How Street. Widow of J. W. Lewis. Died 25 April 1941 aged 75.
WILLIAM LEWIS
Child. William John Lewis of 57 Treville Street. Son of Able Seaman Caradoc Lewis RN, HMS Punjab (See above) and Ellen Lewis (see above). Died 21 April 1941 at Charles Church Shelter aged 3 months.
EDITH LEY
Civilian. Edith Ley (née Trout) of 8 Ryder Road, Stoke, Devonport. Wife of Harry Martin Ley. Died 12 August 1943 at 8 Ryder Road aged 53.
ELSIE LEY
Civilian. Elsie Elizabeth Ley of Ford House, Devonport. Daughter of Henry and Bertha Ley (née Williams) of 132 King Street. Born in Devonport in the June Quarter of 1901. Died 27 August at Ford House Hospital aged 39.
OLIVE LIMBRICK
Civilian. Olive Constance Limbrick (née Crockett) of 2 Leigham Terrace. Wife of Albert G. Limbrick. Born in West Ham in the March Quarter of 1894.  Died 20 March 1941 at Elliott Street aged 46.
ELSIE LIND
Civilian Fire Guard. Elsie Florence Amy Lind (née Janson) of 63 Haddington Road, Stoke, Devonport. Daughter of the late William Frederick Janson and Emma Janson; wife of Able Seaman Reginald M. Lind RN. Injured 16 November 1941 at 63 Haddington Road; died the same day at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Greenbank aged 27.
THELMA LING
Civilian. Thelma G. Ling of 26 Avondale Terrace, Devonport. Daughter of Sidney W.  and Annie Ling (née Sweet) . Born in Devonport in the September Quarter of 1824. Died 22 April 1941 at the Prince of Wales Hospital aged 17.
BESSIE LISCOMBE
Civilian. Bessie Clara Liscombe (née Ivey) of 70 Salisbury Road. Widow of Alfred Liscombe. Born in Stoke Damerel in the March Quarter of 1862.  Died at 70 Salisbury Road 13 June 1943  aged 81.
SUANNAH LODGE
Civilian. Susannah Maud Lodge (née Baker) of 19 Tavistock Road, Stoke, Devonport. Wife of Ernest Lodge. Born in Stoke Damerel in the June Quarter of 1888. Died at 19 Tavistock Road  21 March 1941 aged 52.
EDWARD LOGAN
Civilian. Edward Logan of 7 Warren Street, Keyham, Devonport. Son of George Newman Logan of Cork City, Eire; husband of June (see below). Died at HM Dockyard  21 March 1941 aged 45.
JUNE LOGAN
Civilian. June Elizabeth Logan (née Renshaw) of 7 Warren Street, Keyham, Devonport. Daughter of Mr. H. Renshaw of Cork City, Eire: wife of Edward Logan (see above). Died 28 April 1941 at 7 Warren Street aged 24.
CONSTANCE LORD
Civilian. Constance Louise Lord (née Cruickshank) of 14 Vicarage Road, St. Budeaux. Daughter of Mary and the late John Henry Cruickshank; wife of Gunner Arthur Lord, Royal Indian Navy. Born in Farnham in the June Quarter of 1899. Died 29 April 1941 at the Roman Catholic Church Air Raid Shelter, St. Budeaux aged 41.
ANNIE LOSE
Civilian. Annie Lose of 36 Palmerson Street, Stoke, Devonport. Born in 1866. Died 13 February 1941 at 36 Palmerston Street aged 75.
ALBERT LOVEYS
Civilian. Albert Edward Loveys of 6 Carlton Terrace, Eldad Hill, Stonehouse. Son of John and Jane  Loveys of 1 Hambley Street, The Hoe; husband of Florence Mary Loveys (née Gough). Born in Devonport in the June Quarter of 1906. Died 22 April 1941 at 3 Carlton Terrace aged 35.
BETTY LOVIS
Civilian. Betty Lovis of 2 Arnold Crescent. Died 22 April 1941 at the City Hospital aged 66.
MAUREEN LOWNDES-MILLWARD
Child. Maureen Lowndes-Millward of 111 Grassendale Avenue, Swilly. Twin sister of Nicholas (see below). Died 20 March 1941 at the City Hospital aged 10 months.
NICHOLAS LOWNDES-MILLWARD
Child. Nicholas John Lowndes-Millward of 111 Grassendale Avenue, Swilly. Twin brother of Maureen (see above). Died 20 March 1941 at the City Hospital aged 10 months.
ELLEN LUCAS
Civilian. Ellen Edyvean Lucas of 148 Pasley Street, Devonport. Widow of  G. W. Lucas. Born in St Austell in the June Quarter of 1875. Died 21 March 1941 at 148 Pasley Street aged 66.
HARRY LUCAS
Civilian. Harry Victor Lucas of North Road, Bideford. Husband of Cecilia E. Lucas (née Shute). Died 20 March 1941 at the Southern Railway Siding aged 48.
KENNETH LUCAS
Soldier home on leave. 5438427 Private Kenneth Henry Victor Lucas of the 7th Battalion, the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Son of Richard Henry Littlejohn Lucas of 11 Warleigh Road, Mutley and  his wife Florence Lucas (née Allen); Born in Cornwall in the dececmber Quarter of 1921. Died 21 March 1941 at 11 Warleigh Road aged 20. (see below)
RICHARD LUCAS
Civilian. Richard Henry Littlejohn Lucas of 11 Warleigh Road, Mutley. Son of Fanny Hellis Lucas (née Littlejohn) ; husband of Linda Florence Lucas (née Allen). Born in Callington in the March Quarter of 1891. Died 21 March 1941 at 11 Warleigh Road aged 50.
WILLIAM LUCAS
Civilian member of the Auxiliary Fire Service. William George Richard Lucas of 11 Maybank Road.  Son of William George and Florence Maud Lucas  of 1 Lanhydrock Road; husband of Ivy Mabel Lucas (née Austin). Died 20 March 1941 at Clarendon Place aged 33.
ALBERT LUSCOMBE
Civilian member of the ARP Decontamination Service. Albert Ernest Luscombe of 4 Vauxhall Street. Husband of Florence J Luscombe (née Lines); father of William (see below). Died 23 April 1941 at Vauxhall Street aged 54.
WILLIAM LUSCOMBE
Civilian. William Frederick Luscombe of 4 Vauxhall Street. Son of Albert Ernest Luscombe (see above). Born in Plymouth in the September Quarter of 1921.  Died 23 April 1941 at Vauxhall Street aged 19.
ANNE LYNCH
Civilian. Anne Lynch of St. Joseph's House, Hartley. Daughter of James and Anne Reilly Lynch of Dublin. Injured 3 May 1941 at St. Joseph's Home; died 7 May 1941 at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Greenbank ,aged 66.

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